Henry Albrecht

CEO, Limeade (Bellevue)

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Get outside whenever you can and make sure you are still staying socially connected to people even if you’re physically distant.

How are you staying active? 

I have been walking a lot. I am lucky enough to live within walking distance of a beautiful natural area, and I see my kids running by from time to time. Last week I tracked 116,585 steps. I am also exercising my mind with almost-daily mindfulness and resilience training.

What book are you currently reading?

The Overstory by Richard Powers

What TV show are you currently watching?

Ozark (Netflix)

What song/album is keeping you going right now?

One Hundred Days by Mark Lanegan

In what other ways are you spending your time? 

Work. I am grateful every morning to not only have a job (a lot of people don’t), but to have a challenge I can bring purpose and passion to — transforming the way the world works. I love learning and growing, and I get this in abundance at Limeade. Also, my home office is my son’s video game hangout space, so I know I’m just an interloper in his world and sometimes I join in.


Joyce Poon

Owner, Noir Lash Lounge (Bellevue)

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Reflect, journal, and savor this pivotal time in history. As painful as this has all been, it’s been the wake-up call I really needed.

How are you staying active? 

Peloton and walks with the family.

What book are you currently reading?

EnVision Math by Scott Foresman

What TV show are you currently watching?

Lucifer (Netflix)

What song/album is keeping you going right now?

Anything ’90s R&B to wallow in my sorrows.

In what other ways are you spending your time? 

I am homeschooling three young kids, cooking nonstop, and baking when I can.


Dr. Libbi Finnessy

Dentist & owner, Bellevue Dental Health (Bellevue)

Dentist and business owner Libbi Finnessy has temporarily traded her dentist chair for something a little more comfortable in her home. | Courtesy Libbi Finnessy

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Focus on the present; one day at a time.

How are you staying active? 

Peloton app for the win!

What book are you currently reading?

The Prodigal Daughter: A Family’s Brave Journey Through Addiction and Recovery by Rob Koke and Danielle Koke Germain

What TV show are you currently watching?

Ozark (Netflix)

What song/album is keeping you going right now?

Anything by Kesha

In what other ways are you spending your time? 

Paddleboarding; cooking; making up adventures, like ax-throwing in the woods, playing hide-and-go-seek with my daughter, and Zoom calls for days.


Scott Chreist

CEO, Adventura (Woodinville)

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Listen to the Alchemist narrated by Jeremy Irons.

How are you staying active? 

Walking with the dog

What book are you currently reading?

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

What TV show are you currently watching?

Endeavour on MASTERPIECE (PBS)

What song/album is keeping you going right now?

Bjork’s Homogenic album

In what other ways are you spending your time? 

Gardening and writing


Daina Carter

Owner, Design Perfect Catering (Kirkland)

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Stay calm; this too shall pass.

How are you staying active? 

LOL

What book are you currently reading?

Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica by Shannon Enete

What TV show are you currently watching?

I’m not watching anything currently.

What song/album is keeping you going right now?

Any kind of soft background music

In what other ways are you spending your time? 

I am transforming my business to stay current with COVID-19.